The IBM SERVERAID M1015 SAS/SATA CONTROLLER adapter offers aRAID entry point for businesses trying to protect their critical data while main-taining performance and availability for network applications. Utilizing 6 Gbps Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) and PCIExpress 2.0, the IBM SERVERAID M1015 SAS/SATA CONTROLLER offers the latest ServeRAID line of product features, while continuing to support the benefits of the previous 3 Gbps SAS/SATA generation. These new ServeRAID adapters, intended for inside-the-box connectivity, provide the necessary data-protection performance for developing IT infrastructures.
Flexible feature upgrade and migration
The IBM SERVERAID M1015 SAS/SATA CONTROLLER is anaffordable way for small businesses toimplement data protection and increaseRead/Write performance convenientlythrough RAID-0, -1 and -10. By connecting the optional ServeRAID M1000series Advanced Feature Key to the
controller, users will be able to achieveRAID-5, -50 data protection and sup-port for self-encrypting drives. And incases where the growing businessdemands additional performanceand/or protection, the M1015 controlleroffers full upgradeability to the M5014or M5015 controllers without the needto rebuild the storage infrastructure. By offering the Advanced Feature Keyand Migration, the M1015 provides thenecessary flexibility for companies onthe rise.
Intuitive RAID management utility
MegaRAID Storage Manager providesthe essential software tools to efficiently manage ServeRAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small busi-ness. IBM offers a collection of applica- tions and tools including a prebootsetup utility and a full spectrum ofonline RAID management utilities. This suite of applications allow admini stra-tors to adjust SAS topology views from the system host, controller and diskenclosure down to the logical and physical drive level. Extending to enter-prise deployments, these tools scale toeasily configure, monitor and manageRAID volumes locally or over the LANnetwork.
To help optimize technology invest-ments, IBM offers a single point of serviceability backed by renowned education, support and training. Inaddition, the IBM SERVERAID M1015 SAS/SATA CONTROLLER is part of the IBM ServerProven� program, enablingcompatibility among a variety of IBM and partner products. IBM recog-nizes that customers deserve the mostinnovative solutions.